RYA Training Centre in Limassol

the world’s leading training programme for leisure and professional boaters

The Royal Yachting Association is the most recognized teaching facility in the world as far as sailing.

True North Yachting Ltd was the first RYA training centre in Cyprus, offering a rage of shorebased, practical and specialist courses. These can be covered as a series of short sessions, or intensively over a week or a few days, depending on the course. All courses are taught in English language.

Whether your goal is to spend more quality downtime on the water, to travel, to compete, to work, or to advance your career; there’s a course for you!

Shorebased Courses

Essential Navigation and Seamanship (16 hours) – series of short sessions or 2 full days

Day Skipper (40 hours with two exam papers) – series of short sessions or intensive week-long course

Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Offshore (60 hours with three exam papers) – series of short sessions or intensive week-long course, or distance learning

Practical Courses

Start Yachting (2 days)

Competent Crew (5 days, 3 weekends or 3 days plus a weekend. If you have done the Start Yachting course, this course can be completed in 3 or 4 days)

Day Skipper (5 days, 3 weekends or 3 days plus 2 days)

Coastal Skipper (5 days)

RYA/MCA Yachmaster Coastal Preparation Week

RYA/MCA Yachmaster Offshore Preparation Week

Specialist Short Courses (expand your knowledge and skills)

These courses are usually run over one full day or a number of shorter sessions

Sea Survival

First Aid

Marine Radio SRC (Short Range Certificate) VHF

Diesel Engines


You will be taught by an experienced skipper aboard a seaworthy yacht. The school is inspected annually from UK inspectors to ensure that training yachts and instructors meet the high standards required from the RYA and Maritime and Coastguard agency (MCA). At the end of each successful course you will receive an RYA certificate.

For further information, course dates and availability please contact us